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EMC Ramps RecoverPoint CDP With Replication

EMC has beefed up its RecoverPoint solution, enabling users to perform CDP and remote replication simultaneously on the same volume.

Based on technology from EMC's $153 million acquisition of Kashya in 2006, RecoverPoint is the vendor's flagship CDP SAN product, although its ability to perform as a CDP/replication solution was limited.

"Before, there was no CDP and remote replication running at the same time," says Doc D'Errico, vice president and general manager of infrastructure software at EMC, adding that RecoverPoint 3.0 could help firms' disaster recovery efforts.

"[Now] you have the benefits of achieving any point in time recovery at a local level, and simultaneous disaster recovery. You can have a single application that has both a local CDP copy and a remote replica."

At least one analyst thinks this feature could prove particularly useful to users at a time when they are under increasing pressure to protect their data. "It goes back to being able to recover from different types of failures," says Mike Fisch, an analyst at the Clipper Group. "For CDP, it's typically data corruption, and for replication, it's system failures and local disasters."

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